Feminine Moments' Season's Greetings

December 2018

Edited by Birthe Havmoeller

Dear Reader,

German portrait painter and Jewish lesbian Lotte Laserstein moved to Sweden in 1937 and she made Sweden her home for the rest of her life. She died  in 1993 at the age of 94 years old. - A few years ago I got an email from a collector who wanted to sell some paintings by Lotte Laserstein, as I am not an art collector, I suggested contacting Schwules Museum in Berlin. And recently I have watched the video in which Schwules Museum last December revealed a new acquisition: Lotte Laserstein: „Rückenakt (Madeleine)“ 1956. I don't know if these two events are related at all, but I would like to think so. The model and girlfriend (?) in Lotte Laserstein's paining is Margareta 'Madeleine' Jaraczewsky. See examples of Lotte Lasersteins works in the video slideshow at the bottom of this newsletter.

Artist feature. I am happy to introduce you to Rachel Ara who is based in London, UK. I have published her artist statement and photos of her installations on Feminine Moments (Thanks Rachel!). It is included below with a video in which Rachel talks about her big installation "This Much I'm Worth". Enjoy!

Copyright Rachel Ara

Rachel Ara

Rachel Ara is a conceptual and data artist who explores the relationships between gender, technology and systems of power. Her works are nonconformist with a socio-political edge that often incorporates humour and irony with feminist and queer concerns. Read more.

[ Photo Right: This Much I’m Worth (the self-evaluating artwork) by Rachel Ara. Photo by Anise Gallery.]

Rachel Ara Talks About "This Much I'm Worth"

Video (5:19): London based artist Rachel Ara in conversation with Adelaide Damoah about her work "This Much I'm Worth" (2017).  Read more.

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STRANGELOVE - Open Call for Queer Arts

Are you a filmmaker, visual artist, musician, writer or performer experimenting with queer art in unexpected and gorgeous ways? Then submit your work for the STRANGELOVE queer arts festival in Antwerp, Belgium. Read more.

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Exhibitions

Contribution to Light - The Early Works of Barbara Hammer

KOW Madrid, Spain, presents a solo exhibition of early works of Barbara Hammer. The exhibition runs through January 31, 2019. Read more.

Copyright Catherine Opie

Catherine Opie - The Modernist

Catherine Opie - The Modernist at Lehmann Maupin, New York, November 1, 2018 – January 12, 2019. Read more.

Courtesy of Leslie-Lohman Museum

Donna Gottschalk At The Leslie-Lohman Museum

BRAVE, BEAUTIFUL OUTLAWS - The Photographs of Donna Gottschalk (urated by Deborah Bright) at The Leslie-Lohman Museum, New York through March 17, 2019.  Read more.

PINK

PINK - A visual cornucopia of queer art in Melbourne, Australia, January 24 - February 3, 2019 . Read more.

copyright Harmony Hammond

Harmony Hammond: Materia, Witness, Five Decades of Art

Harmony Hammond: Materia, Witness, Five Decades of Art, March 3 to September 15, 2019 at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut, USA. Read more.

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Lectures

Video still copyright the artists

Visionary Women Present Catherine Opie and Marilyn Minter

Video (58;37): artists Catherine Opie and Marilyn Minter in conversation with moderator Connie Butler at the Marciano Arts Foundation (2018) about their recent work, their careers, and the influence of feminism on their development as artists. Read more.

Video still with Brittany Nelson

Brittany Nelson - Artist Talk

Video (48:27): queer artist Brittany Nelson works with 19th century photographic chemistry techniques to address themes of feminist science fiction and queer abstraction. Read more.

Patricia Cronin

Patricia Cronin: Social Justice and Aesthetic Responsibilities

Video (1:08:11): lecture by American queer feminist artist Patricia Cronin (2018). Read more.

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Short Videos

Memorial to a Marriage by Patricia Cronin

Video (1:17): 'Memorial to a Marriage', bronce sculpture by Patricia Cronin located at Washington National Portrait Gallery. Read more.

Paintings by Lotte Laserstein

Video slideshow (5:16) with paintings by artist and lesbian Lotte Laserstein (1898–1993). Read more.

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Season's greetings and a happy New Year to you.

Love and kisses,

 

Birthe Havmoeller // havmoeller@gmail.com